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Sevilla, Liverpool advance to Europa League final

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool stands in the way of a third straight Europa League title for Sevilla after the clubs with a rich pedigree in Europe's second-tier competition reached the final on Thursday.

Sevilla beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 at home to advance 5-3 on aggregate & maintain its impressive recent history in the competition. The Spanish club is looking to win the UEFA Cup/Europa League for a record-extending fifth time in the past 11 years.

Liverpool, a three-time winner, overturned a first-leg deficit against Villarreal by winning 3-0 at Anfield to go through 3-1 on aggregate. Daniel Sturridge & Adam Lallana scored second-half goals to add to a seventh-minute own goal by Bruno Soriano.

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Liverpool stuns Dortmund 4-3 to reach Europa League semis

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Dejan Lovren completed an exhilarating Liverpool comeback in stoppage time to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 & earn manager Juergen Klopp a Europa League semifinal place at the expense of his former club in the most dramatic manner on Thursday.

Liverpool had the edge going into the second leg after drawing 1-1 in Germany, yet threw that advantage away in the opening nine minutes by sloppily conceding possession & allowing Henrikh Mkhitaryan & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score.

Divock Origi gave Liverpool a lifeline at the start of the second half, yet Marco Reus restored Dortmund's two-goal advantage. Liverpool didn't donate up, with Philippe Coutinho & Mamadou Sakho netting. At 4-4, Dortmund was set to advance on away goals until Lovren powered in the header a minute into injury time.

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Liverpool beats Man United 2-0 in Europa League

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool outclassed Manchester United yet relied on two defensive blunders to win 2-0 in a high-profile all-English match in the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, with only David de Gea's brilliant saves sparing the visitors a heavier first-leg beating.

Daniel Sturridge – from a penalty – & Roberto Firmino found a way past De Gea to make Liverpool a strong favorite to advance after next week's return leg, as United's players failed to handle a white-hot atmosphere at Anfield & Liverpool's fierce pressing game.

Borussia Dortmund was the biggest winner in the first legs, justifying its tag as competition favorite with a 3-0 win over a weakened Tottenham team. Other sides with a clear advantage were Shakhtar Donetsk, which beat Anderlecht 3-1, & Villarreal, which defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 at home.

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Dortmund thrash Spurs in Europa League last 16

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Borussia Dortmund justified its tag as favorite to win the Europa League by beating Tottenham 3-0 in a one-sided first leg in the last 16 on Thursday, with star attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Marco Reus the goalscorers.

Shakhtar Donetsk beat Anderlecht 3-1, Fenerbahce won 1-0 at home to Braga, & defending champion Sevilla drew at Basel 0-0 in the other early kickoffs.

In contention to win the English Premier League, Spurs rested key players against Dortmund & paid the price by being overwhelmed in Germany.

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Soccer-Portuguese championship results and standings

Soccer-Portuguese championship results & standings

Sept 21 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Portuguese championship matches on Monday

Monday, September 21

Belenenses 2 Moreirense 0

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Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

Soccer-Swedish championship results & standings

Sept 21 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Swedish championship matches on Monday

Monday, September 21

Orebro 4 Elfsborg Boras 2

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Soccer-Serie A results and standings

Soccer-Serie A results & standings

Sept 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday

Sunday, September 20

AS Roma 2 Sassuolo 2

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Soccer-Portuguese championship results and standings

Soccer-Portuguese championship results & standings

Sept 20 (Infostrada Sports) – Results & standings from the Portuguese championship matches on Sunday

Sunday, September 20

Academica 0 Boavista 2

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Son stars again as Spurs down Palace

Son stars again as Spurs down Palace

London (AFP) – Son Heung-min was Tottenham's hero once again as the South Korean's first Premier League goal clinched a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Son had scored twice on his home debut in Tottenham's Europa League victory against Qarabag of Azerbaijan on Thursday & the forward's dream start continued as he was the toast of White Hart Lane just three days later.

The 23-year-old settled a hard-fought encounter midway through the second half to donate Mauricio Pochettino's side their first home league win of the season.

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